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Car dependency and urban form

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

In this editorial of the thematic issue on car dependency and urban form, we provide a concise bibliometric overview that examines the prevalence of the concept of car dependency in relation to the built environment. Furthermore, we delve into the prior call for papers and analyse how the various contributions align with the theme. Subsequently, we present an inclusive review of the 11 distinct contributions, employing a classification framework encompassing micro, meso, and macro perspectives. To conclude, we reflect briefly on the utility of the concepts of being car‐less versus car‐free, and we contemplate the potential ramifications of fleet electrification on the ongoing discourse surrounding car dependency.

Journal: Urban Planning
ISSN: 2183-7635
Issue: 3
Volume: 8
Pages: 1-5
Publication year:2023